Giant Print Center-Column Reference Bible-NKJV

By Anonymous, John C. Maxwell, Robert J. Morgan

8,493 ratings - 4.42* vote

Enhance your time reading and exploring God's Word. Experience a whole new level of visual comfort and biblical study with Thomas Nelson's "Giant Print Center-Column Reference ""Bible." This Bible is filled with references and study aids to strengthen your Bible reading. Plus, it features giant print type, making reading more enjoyable than ever. Ideal for individual study, teaching, and ministry work, this trusted edition of the Holy Bible will enhance your time exploring the beauty and

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Book details

Leather Bound, 1763 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Thomas Nelson

(first published January 1st 1982)

ISBN
0718015827 (ISBN13:9780718015824)
Edition Language
English

Community Reviews

David

A thrilling work of science fiction on an epic scale. With a cast of thousands, a storyline that continues down through generations, and a seemingly never ending tapestry of plot twists, this book is sure to delight any reader. One has to admit that the idea of a hero written as a cosmic-Jewish-zombie-telepath seems a bit hokey at first, but somehow the authors pull it off with only a few insults to the reader's intelligence.

This is definitely NOT a book for children however! The many adult themes include bestiality, incest, BSDM lifestyles, pervasive violence against women, xenophobia, genocide, pervasive profanity, and human wagers made between deities and supreme evil beings.

This book could have earned a five had it been less verbose and better edited for clarity of storyline.

kyknoord

An absurdly confusing generation-spanning saga.Apart from being generally long-winded, there are too many inconsistencies in the plot to ignore. The pointless digressions and Tolstoyesque cast of thousands makes it very difficult to follow, let alone identify with any of the protagonists.The ending makes no sense whatsoever.

Jerry Alexander

WARNING: This a work of fiction. Do NOT TAKE it literally.

CONTENT ADVISORY:

Contains verses descriptive or advocating suicide, incest, bestiality, sadomasochism, sexual activity in a violent context, murder, morbid violence, use of drugs or alcohol, homosexuality, voyeurism, revenge, undermining of authority figures, lawlessness and human rights violations and atrocities.


EXPOSURE WARNING: Exposure to contents for extended periods of time or during formative years in children may cause delusions, hallucinations, decrease cognitive and objective reasoning abilities, and in extreme cases, pathological disorders, hatred, bigotry, violence including but not limited to fanaticism, murder and genocide.” endanger your mental health and life”.

C-shaw

Out of all the minutes in a day, how many do you devote to God??

NOTE TO FRIENDS: I UPDATE THIS ROUTINELY FOR MY PERSONAL RECORDKEEPING, NOT TO APPEAR AS HOLIER-THAN-THOU!
6/10/17 - I just finished the book of Matthew, and now I'm going to start it right over again since it contains so much, particularly the life and words of my Savior. It's funny when re-reading passages that I have read numerous times, how I find new information that I overlooked in the past. With this reading of Matthew I noted especially: (1) James and John (the sons of Zebedee) did not ask to sit at Jesus' right and left hand in heaven, their MOTHER asked that for them; (2) At Jesus' resurrection, when the temple veil was torn and graves opened, many of the dead saints were raised, went into Jerusalem, and appeared to many; (3) It wasn't Roman soldiers - as is so often pictured - who guarded Jesus' tomb after His crucifixion; it was Jewish temple guards!
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I have read the "Living Bible" version through twice and for quite a while I have been re-reading the "New King James," one book at a time. The version I am using now is Max Lucado's "Inspirational Study Bible," with notations and readings for each book. This will be a permanent book on my current reading list. I try to read at least one chapter per day, in addition to the daily lesson from my Sunday School book.
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Started early in the year, perhaps in January, 2015. I think this is my fourth reading of the Bible all the way through, not third.
So far as of 6/16/19, have read Genesis (2 times), Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua (so exciting and fact-filled that I read it a second time), Judges, Ruth (2 times), I Samuel, II Samuel, I Kings (2 times), I Chronicles (whew!), II Chronicles, Ezra, Habakkuk, Isaiah (2 times), Jeremiah, Esther (2 times), Psalms (2/9/17 - I finally finished reading all 150 of them!), Proverbs, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel (2 times), Hosea, Joel (2 times), Amos, Obadiah, Jonah (3 times), Micah, Job, Nahum (2 times), I John [6/28/15 - Our pastor challenged the congregation to read Luke through Revelation by July 31, about 6-1/2 chapters a day] [Matthew (2 times), Mark, Luke, John (2 times), Acts (2 times), Romans, I Corinthians, II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (5 times), Colossians (5 times), I Thessalonians (3 times), II Thessalonians (3 times), I Timothy (2 times), II Timothy (2 times), Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James (2 times), I Peter (2 times), II Peter, I John, II John, III John, Jude, Revelation - Finally finished! It took me just over two months instead of one to complete the New Testament. I had to take my time STUDYING Revelation, rather than just reading it.];[I and II Thessalonians (for a Bible study class, for which we were also required to WRITE OUT both books in their entirety), James, I Peter, II Peter, I John, II John, III John].
6/30/16 - Just finished a study of the book of Daniel. For anyone interested in Bible prophecy, there is a short, FREE correspondence course on the books of Daniel and Revelation, offered by Voice of Prophecy, 4301 Waterleaf Court, Greensboro, NC 27410. I ordered mine from Discover Bible School, P.O. Box 440, Tellico Plains, TN 37385. The lessons are short pamphlets with simple T/F answer sheets that can be returned in the self-addressed and stamped envelopes provided and then the next two lessons will be mailed to you. The study is non-denominational, absolutely biblical, and they haven't asked me for one cent nor for anything in return. Lessons are well-written and very interesting, providing much light on difficult biblical passages and historical facts. I give them five stars!

Elizabeth

I started reading the Bible as soon as i could read, which was before kindergarten. My mother started me reading a few verses a day, then a chapter, and the more times i went through it the more i wanted to read it. I've lost count of how many times i've read it cover to cover...it's the living Word of God, relevant to today in a way that many people don't realize because they don't study it - instead, they pick through what they like and don't like. Don't do that...read it and be open to what God is saying to you, even if it feels like it's tearing your heart out. The heart of God is to teach you to have a heart for Him. In order to grow in a relationship with the Creator of the Universe, you need to be reading it, even if u get stuck in Leviticus. :P Keep going!

Mike (the Paladin)

This is probably still my favorite translation of the Bible it was the first one I read through, cover to cover from front to back that is. Most of the mistranslations of the original KJV have been corrected while the flavor and poetry of the 1611 language are still there. (though sadly there are a couple of places where the "Authorized King James" got it right and the NKJ mistranslated) This is an attempted word for word translation much like the RSV and ASV (also New Revised Standard and New American Standard). It suffers slightly from lack of idiom meanings but is still a very accurate translation.

Bo'kem Allah

I read this book 1 chapter a day, from Gen. 1 - Rev. 22 & I will NEVER get those 3 years back. What a waste of time...

It's a shame that people worship a childish & jealous, psychopathic murderer.

The psychosis of Abraham is a horrible malfunction of common sense & rational... IT'S PATHETIC. What kind of man would be willing to kill his own son at the request of an invisible being? Is that what is required of you from your god? That's the father of Judaism, Christianity & Islam. They are all so proud of this man. But, what would people think of somebody like that today?

Ed Williams

With possibly one of the strongest opening lines in history, the Holy Bible really starts off swinging. Here we're not only introduced to the main character, named God, but are also informed that he's some sort of magical being (whether that's a vampire or a wizard or something, we don't know yet--we just know he can fly and shoot laser beams). The prose in this section is simply top notch, and you'll find that the action, atmosphere and language of the Holy Bible are carried off with a master's touch. But accompanying this impressive show of skill is also one of the book's greatest flaws: Verbosity. One of the first things they teach you in any writer's workshop is that every word in a novel should be integral to the story; never leave anything in that doesn't absolutely need to be there. So, while we as readers start the book all sweeping through demons and darkness like Ronnie James Dio--rocking out and firing lightbeams and building people out of dirt--it all quickly gets bogged down in unnecessary detail.

As readers we're enthralled by the mystic action; wondering exactly what kind of creature this God is, why he has these powers and what on earth he's going to do with them, and then all of a sudden we're pulled out of the action and forced to sit idly while the author describes an entire week (day by day) in God's life. I mean, that's great and all that we're getting some backstory on his character, but honestly, what happened with paragliding through Hell? I don't really care what your Wednesdays are like, or on which days you like to rest--get back to the action! Jesus, if we wanted to hear about your day, we would read your LiveJournal, almighty.

Due to the presence of these tangents, a lot of readers won't stick around for the meat of the story, and that would certainly be a shame because once it gets going, it really is one of the most exciting reads around (just to give you an idea of how good it is, the book has apparently gathered such an intense fanbase that some people give it away for free on the streets!). The first half of the book, called the Old Testament, is really more about getting a feel for the setting than it is advancing the story. During this time we get a glimpse of God's troubled past and are witness to a few key events that really allow the depth of the character to shine through (he's kind of a dark anti-hero; quick tempered and sometimes spiteful--but much like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, he actually has a heart of gold deep down).

The author takes this set-up time to explore the world thoroughly. But while even supporting characters are given their moment to shine, sometimes that gets distracting. For example, during Moses' adventures, we come to relate to him as a troubled sort of everyman. Sure, he was adopted by royalty, but he never really became complacent. He saw the mistreatment and suffering of the people around him, and he was moved into taking action. All good so far, right? It's kind of like Footloose or a Bruce Springsteen song: It's all about the plight of the working man. (And honestly, who exemplifies the working man more than slaves? All they do is work!)

It's a simple little story of class conflict and redemption, and then, almost without warning, everything suddenly gets magical: Oceans are parted, flaming shrubbery starts yelling at dudes and, in what is one of many disturbingly phallic metaphors littered throughout the book, Moses and the Pharaoh's magicians start slinging about their "snakes" and "staffs" to see whose is bigger. It's all quite exciting and imaginative, but it feels kind of like a bait and switch: We came into Moses' story reading The Grapes of Wrath, then wham! Moses finds out he's a Jew and shit goes totally Harry Potter.

After what seems like 400 years, the Holy Bible finally finishes the setup phase and launches us into the main tale, where we meet our central character for the first time... even though it's still God. Sort of. It gets a little confusing, frankly: Our protagonist, God, is somehow also a character named Jesus Christ, who is the son of God and... listen, it's never quite clear what the genealogy is, or how God is his own son or anything (and what's up with the ghost?) but a lot of the set-up just has to be taken on faith. Now, the character of Jesus may not be the most original creation (he's kind of amalgam of three other prominent protagonists: The "awakened man" complex, like Neo from the Matrix; a bit of Superman's down home heroics; and an oddly compelling dash of Timothy Leary's "freaking out the squares" mentality) but he's oddly endearing nonetheless.

Really, there are only a few criticisms I have: The sections where the author obviously forces their own political agenda into the story are rather distracting (at one point the whole story grinds to a halt so the Jesus character can give some sort of "sermon" on this "mount"-like thing that is little more than liberal propaganda extolling the benefits of a welfare state) and at times it seems like it could've used an editor with a heavier hand (1100 pages long?! Who do you think you are, David Foster Wallace?). I must say that overall, the Holy Bible is a story everybody should read at least once. Just keep in mind that though this may seem like your run of the mill fantasy adventure, there are a myriad of vicious maulings, explicit torture scenes, rape and prostitution, so it's definitely not for children!

Oh, and though there are some hints of a sequel (a Second Coming is mentioned a few times), I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you--no official deals have been signed at this time.

Case

If there is only one book you read in your life, make it this one. It contains the actual history of the world, not what modern scientists would have us believe. Man is lost in sin and we will all answer for the sins we commit in this life. However, there is hope for us. God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ, came to earth 2000 years ago, lived the perfect, sinless life, and willingly let himself be crucified by those who opposed him. He gave his life as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of the world so that we need not suffer in eternity for the sins we commit in this life. The Bible tells us how we can find this salvation, gives us God's expectations for how we should live our lives, and tells us how we can spend forever with our God and with our savior Jesus Christ in Heaven and avoid the torment and agony that awaits us in Hell if we fail to follow Him and put Him first in our lives. It is better than any self-help book man has written or will ever write. If you disagree with me, I pray that you will read it for yourself and will change your mind. It can change your life. Please let it.

Jake

Holy crap this thing is long! It's not exactly a page turner, but it does have lots of sodomy, rape, incest, people living in the sky and underground in pits of fire, burning bushes, canes that turn into snakes, and a race of giants! Wait a minute, this isn't supposed to be fiction?...

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